NEVERDIE News: Find NEVERDIE to Win Props from the motion picture “The THING”

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  1. NEVERDIE Studios Unveils Unique In-Game Event for Hunt The Thing, the Massively Multiplayer Game
    Game is Based on Universal Pictures’ New Thriller The Thing
    Opportunity to Win Movie Props Used in the Filming of The Thing;
    Collectors’ Edition DVDs of John Carpenter’s 1982 Classic Original Film;
    and In-Game Prizes, Including valuable Armor and Flamethrowers

    Actual Parka used in the Movie The THING​

    LOS ANGELES, CA, October 28, 2011 — NEVERDIE Studios, creators of the ROCKtropia Virtual World, a sophisticated, next-gen, cash prize-based game world with mythology drawn from pop culture, today announced it has launched a unique, in-game event for players of its recently released massively multiplayer online game (MMOG), Hunt The Thing. This new movie-length MMOG event is inspired by Universal Pictures’ current thriller The Thing, now in theatres nationwide. The game was developed through a licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing.

    Starting on October 31 players will be challenged with locating and assisting the infamous avatar NEVERDIE, who has joined the fight to rid the world of The Thing. NEVERDIE went missing when his helicopter transporting a supply of flamethrowers and armor crashed into the ROCKtropia Antarctic. The exact location of the downed chopper is unknown, but fragmented distress signals are being received via and Twitter @MYrocktropia and provide clues to his location and the whereabouts of his scattered precious cargo.

    The flamethrowers and armor are vital to the containment of The Thing in the Antarctic. As such, Universal is offering one-of-a-kind props used during the making of the thriller The Thing as rewards to the first brave adventurers to find NEVERDIE and help get his shipment of gear back to the base camp. The movie props include a parka worn by one of the cast members and a pair of bloodied slacks used in the shoot. Additional prizes to be won during the course of the event include Collector’s Edition DVDs of John Carpenter’s original 1982 film as well as in-game rewards, such as Flamethrowers and Armor


    Bloody Slacks prop used in the filming of the THING​

    Volunteers are needed immediately to help with this critical search and rescue mission. New players can sign up at to create their free avatar and begin their adventure. It is highly recommended that new recruits train for the mission by attempting to hunt down The Thing in order to earn access to a helicopter, which will allow them to support in both ground and aerial search efforts.

    About Hunt The Thing:
    Hunt The THING exists as an experience within NEVERDIE Studios’ ROCKtropia, a vibrant, digital hangout where players can socialize and congregate with millions of other players worldwide. Players can go on missions; win coveted virtual prizes with high cash values; buy, sell and trade virtual goods in a $100 million-plus marketplace; listen to live music; play games; and even travel through space to other MMOGs.

    Additionally, Hunt The Thing will be featured at ROCKtropia’s Hyperplex movie theater. Once players enter the theater, they will be transported to the Antarctic, and their Hunt The Thing adventure will begin.

    Hunt The Thing will allow fans to immerse themselves into the terrifying world of The Thing to tell the story of what exactly happened at the doomed Thule international research station in Antarctica. After downloading the free-to-play MMOG Hunt The Thing, fans will be immediately thrust into a virtual Antarctic world where they are tasked with uncovering the mystery and ultimately hunting down The Thing. Whether they choose to play as a scientist or soldier, each of whom possess unique skill sets and upgrade paths, players will need to explore abandoned bases, decipher clues, take blood samples, secure gear, gather weapons, fight friends and enemies alike, and survive the many dangers presented by the world’s most inhospitable and uninhabitable continent.


    Neverdie's crashed chopper in the ROCKtropia Antarctic​

    Hunt The Thing will offer players numerous opportunities to win exclusive and highly collectible in-game virtual prizes. These include a collector’s edition flamethrower; a variety of automatic weapons and Antarctic survival gear; and, for those who are skilled enough to defeat The Thing, a combat helicopter that allows players to continue their adventure while the film is still in theaters. Players who complete the final Hunt The Thing mission may enter expert mode for an opportunity to win even more valuable prizes.

    Powered by the award-winning CryEngine 2, Hunt The Thing will present players with an incredibly harsh environment alongside a mesmerizing storyline that weaves together elements from John Carpenter’s 1982 feature film, the recently released companion piece and the previously released The Thing game. Hunt The Thing takes place within NEVERDIE Studios’ ROCKtropia Virtual World, which allows players to utilize the same avatar within multiple game spaces and carry over friends, skills and gear from game to game.

    Hunt the Thing is now available for PC download at There are no fees or subscriptions required. Fans of The Thing can download the game and immediately embark upon their mission to hunt down and destroy one of the most terrifying movie monsters ever conceived!

    About The Thing:
    Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when a creature is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads among a group of researchers as they encounter something inhuman that has the ability to turn itself into an exact replica of any living being.

    The Thing serves as a prelude to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 film of the same name. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, the thriller is produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman (Dawn of the Dead).

    About NEVERDIE Studios
    NEVERDIE Studios was founded by legendary Avatar Jon “NEVERDIE” Jacobs. The Studios’ main focus is expanding the frontiers of pop culture into virtual reality. NEVERDIE Studios is the developer of the ROCKtropia Virtual World, a richly detailed alternate reality with mythology drawn from pop culture. ROCKtropia’s wild landscapes and urban centers provide the backdrop for movie inspired MMOG ’s and Iconic artist attractions. ROCKtropia is free to play and features micro transactions.

    About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
    UP&L oversees Universal’s consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal’s theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the Studio’s vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.

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  2. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    Looks like NewShoes will be donning his Arctic gear once more :)
  3. [h=2]Find NEVERDIE to Win Props from the motion picture â??The THINGâ?[/h]
    • October 28th, 2011
    NEVERDIE Studios Unveils Unique In-Game Event for Hunt The Thing, the Massively Multiplayer Game
    Game is Based on Universal Picturesâ?? New Thriller The Thing

    Opportunity to Win Movie Props Used in the Filming of The Thing;
    Collectorsâ?? Edition DVDs of John Carpenterâ??s 1982 Classic Original Film;
    and In-Game Prizes, Including valuable Armor and Flamethrowers

    It's an extensive post, read more at the source

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  4. narfi

    narfi Lost

    I just pmd Neverdie about this event, it sounds like it will be a scavenger type thing geared towards new players without any ped or gear requirements.

    A great Idea I think.

  5. GeorgeSkywalker

    GeorgeSkywalker Explorer

    So you can turn back ..hehe
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  6. narfi

    narfi Lost

    No, he specified that it was geared towards new players, but that it could be enjoyed by everyone.
    Just that as a scavenger hunt type event it wouldn't be costly or requiring skills/gear.

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